August 2009

Vista Interchange Groundbreaking  August 5,  2009


August 6,  2009

The Governor meets with members of his Transportation Funding Task Force. This was the first meeting of the bipartisan panel
 made up of lawmakers and interested stakeholders. The purpose of the task force is to develop a long-range, comprehensive
 funding strategy for Idaho’s transportation system that will meet Idaho’s needs for the next 20-30 years.


 Rigby & Chubbuck Groundbreaking  August 12,  2009
Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter joined local residents, business and government leaders in Rigby and in Chubbuck to formally
launch two highway construction projects that will create jobs, improve safety and reduce congestion in eastern Idaho.


August 12,  2009

The Governor spends some time observing and talking with teenagers at the Edson Fichter Trail and Nature area, near Indian Hill Elementary school in Pocatello. The Governor visits with students taking part in the Summer Youth Conservation Corps employment program administered through the Department of Labor. The summer youth employment program is meant to reach teenagers as well as at-risk students.


 Bingham Memorial Hospital Sky bridge and Physician's Extension Ribbon Cutting 
August 12,  2009

Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter addresses a crowd on hand for the grand opening of the Physician's Complex and Sky bridge at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho.




Governor Otter and Buy Idaho Executive Director Dale Peterson place a Buy Idaho sticker on the door to the new Physician's
Complex at Bingham Memorial Hospital. The facility has gone from 226 employees in 2005 to 634 employees today.


Capital for a Day in Ririe, Idaho  August 20, 2009
Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter presides over Capital for a Day at the Senior Center in Ririe, Idaho.


August 20, 2009
The Governor and the First Lady were asked to tour one of the bridges in Rep. JoAn Wood’s
district that is in need of repair. Moments early, during Capital for a Day in Ririe, numerous
questions were raised regarding the maintenance of roads and bridges in the region.


August 25, 2009

The Governor poses for a picture with USMC Veterans that helped bring a national veterans convention to Boise, Idaho coming up in 2011. The convention is expected to bring 1,000 people to Idaho for a full week. From left to right are Bob Lee, Arnold Strawn, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, John Walker, and Rich Erickson.

August 27,  2009

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and First Lady Lori Otter take part in the second annual United Way Campaign Kick-Off Flapjack Feed at Boise’s Centre on the Grove Plaza.



Homedale  August 28,  2009
Homedale High School -- launching a federal stimulus-funded statewide
program to improve the energy efficiency in Idaho public schools.

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